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My 18 month has temp of 101.9 acting normal but had 2 febrile seizures at 13mo can we give tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibprofen at exact same time to start? Need help

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Best not to

Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Ibuprofen compete for same binding sites so one can get too much active drug if taken simultaneously (& tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage liver if too much in system).
Best to alternate the 2 meds at recommended intervals (4-6 hrs) & use cool compresses or luke-warm bath to help lower low-grade fever. If fever persists or child develops other symptoms, see pediatrician.

In brief: Best not to

Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Ibuprofen compete for same binding sites so one can get too much active drug if taken simultaneously (& tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage liver if too much in system).
Best to alternate the 2 meds at recommended intervals (4-6 hrs) & use cool compresses or luke-warm bath to help lower low-grade fever. If fever persists or child develops other symptoms, see pediatrician.
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